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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 15

Verse 1

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

tabernacle = tent: i.e. dwelling, or home. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "tents"; plural of majesty = Thy heavenly home. See App-40 .

dwell = abide continually. Figure of speech Anabasis . App-6 .

holy hill = holy mountain: i.e. Mount Zion; the type of the heavenly kingdom.

Verse 2

walketh = walketh habitually.

walketh . . . worketh . . . speaketh. Note Figure of speech Anabasis .

uprightly = without blame.

truth. First occurrence in the Psalms.

Verse 3

He that = that never hath. So in the following two lines.

evil. Hebrew. ra'a'. App-44 .

neighbour = friend.

taketh up = receiveth.

Verse 4

to his own hurt. Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "to his neighbour".

Verse 5

usury. Compare Exodus 22:25 .Leviticus 25:36 , Leviticus 25:37 . Deuteronomy 23:19 , Deuteronomy 23:20 .

reward = bribery. Compare Exodus 23:8 . Deuteronomy 27:25 .

never be moved. See Psalms 15:1 . Contrast Psalms 9:15 , Psalms 9:17 , and compare Matthew 7:24-27 . Matthew 16:8 ; Mat 125:1 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 15". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-15.html. 1909-1922.